Lion Force Competition Team

2016 Tournament Results

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Battle of the Arts Karate Tournament -  March 13, Steelton

Battle of Harrisburg - June 18, Harrisburg

* Keystone State Games - July 30, York Fairgrounds

U.S. Capitol Classics - August 13, National Harbor, MD 

* Breath of Nature Martial Arts Championships - August 27, Harrisburg

* Battle in Hershey - November 7, Hershey

 

* 2016 Competition Season Tournaments
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2015 Tournament Results

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Amerikick Internationals -  March 20-21, Philadelphia

Battle of the Arts Karate Tournament -  March 29, Steelton

Battle of Harrisburg - July 4, City Island

U.S. Capitol Classics - August 1, National Harbor, MD

* Keystone State Games - August 2, York Fairgrounds 

* Breath of Nature Martial Arts Championships - September 5, City Island

* Battle in Hershey - November 7, Hershey

 

* 2015 Competition Season Required Tournaments
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2014 Tournament Results

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Amerikick Internationals -  March 28-29, Philadelphia

Ocean State Grand Nationals, April 5, Warwick, RI 

* Battle of Harrisburg - July 4, City Island

* Keystone State Games - July 19, Bishop McDevitt HS, Harrisburg   

U.S. Capitol Classics - August 1 & 2 @ National Harbor, MD

* Breath of Nature Martial Arts Championships - August 30, City Island

Battle of Baltimore - October 23, Baltimore, MD

Awesome Internationals - November 2, Baltimore, MD

* Battle in Hershey - November 8, Hershey

 

* Mandatory tournament participation
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2013 Tournament Results

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Central PA Forms Championships  - February 9, Mechanicsburg

 Mifflin County Classics -  February 23, Lewistown 

Amerikick Internationals -  March 22-23, Philadelphia

* Battle of Harrisburg - July 6, City Island

  U.S. Capitol Classics - August 3 @ National Harbor, MD

* State Games of America - August 4, Harrisburg Farmshow

* Breath of Nature Karate Tournament - August 31, City Island

  Battle of Baltimore - October 20, Baltimore, MD

* Battle in Hershey - November 9, Hershey

 

* Mandatory tournament participation

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2012 Tournament Results

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Central PA Forms Championships  - February 11, Mechanicsburg

Warrior Challenge -  February 25, York 

Coal Kickin' Tournament -  March 4, Tamaqua 

Amerikick Internationals -  March 30-31, Philadelphia

* Battle of Harrisburg - June 30, City Island

* Keystone State Games - August 4, Harrisburg Farmshow

* U.S. Capitol Classics - August 3 & 4 @ National Harbor, MD

* Breath of Nature Tournament - September 1, City Island

Battle of Baltimore - October 21, Baltimore, MD

Battle in Hershey - November 10, Hershey

 

* Mandatory tournament participation
 
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2011 Tournament Results
 
 
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Central PA Forms Championships  - February 12, Mechanicsburg

Warrior Challenge X - February 19, York, PA
 
 Mifflin County Classic - February 26, Lewistown, PA
 
* Battle of Harrisburg - July 2, City Island
 
* Keystone State Games - July 30, Harrisburg Farmshow
 
* U.S. Capitol Classics - August 5 & 6 @ National Harbor, MD
 
* Breath of Nature Tournament - September 3, City Island
 
Warrior Challenge XIII - September 17, York, PA
 
Twin Towers Classic - September 17, New York, NY
 
Battle of Baltimore - October 16, Baltimore, MD
 

* Mandatory tournament participation

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2010 Tournament Results

(a.k.a. Team Lion's Pride 2005 - 2010) 

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Karate World Open Karate Championship  - March 28, Chambersburg

USA Karate Championships - April 17, Clark Summit, PA
 
 PA State Karate Championships - May 9, Chambersburg
 
* Battle of Harrisburg - July 3, City Island
 
* Keystone State Games - July 24, York Expo Fairgrounds
 
* U.S. Capitol Classics - July 31@ Arlington, VA
 
* Breath of Nature Tournament - September 4, City Island
 
Dragon Classics Tournament - October 30, Dover, PA 

* Mandatory tournament participation

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2009 Tournament Results

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Battle Of Harrisburg  - July 4, City Island, Harrisburg  

Keystone State Games  - July 29, York 

U.S. Capitol Classics - August 7 & 8, Arlington, VA

Breath of Nature Tournament  - September 5, City Island, Harrisburg 

Inferno Fest 4 - September 25 thru 27, WSAMA, Camp Hill 

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2007 Season Tournament Results

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Arnold Martial Arts Festival Columbus, OH (March 4) - Congratulations to Team Lions' Pride for another successful showing. Team Lion’s Pride won a total of 16 Gold medals, 5 Silver medals, 1 Bronze medal, and an honorable mention, making them one of the most recognized teams of the competition. Results are as follows:

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Battle of Harrisburg Harrisburg (June 30) - Team Lion's Pride once again were a force to be reckoned with. It was a great showing for our young (and young at heart) competitors. Stand outs Brandon and Jessica Vergara both earned 1st places in the three events - weapons, forms and fighting. Results were as follows:

Robert Halbach - 1st Place Forms, 2nd Place Fighting, 2nd Place Weapons

Diana Hamlin - 1st Place Weapons, 2nd Place Forms, 3rd Place Fighting

Aaron Kuntz – 2nd Place Fighting 

Sarah Markel – 1st Place Fighting, 2nd Place Weapons, 3rd Place Forms

Anne O'Connell – 1st Place Forms, 3rd Place Weapons

Steve Pataky - 2nd Place Weapons, 2nd Place Forms, 3rd Place Fighting

Daena Prinsen - 2nd Place Fighting, 4th Place Weapons

Nicholas Sather - 1st Place Fighting, 1st Place Weapons, 2nd Place Forms

Cole Van Nostrand - 1st Place Fighting, 1st Place Weapons, 2nd Place Forms

Brandon Vergara - 1st Place Fighting, 1st Place Weapons, 1st Place Forms

Deanna Vergara - 1st Place Fighting,  3rd Place Weapons, 3rd 1st Place Forms  

Jessica Vergara – 1st Place Fighting, 1st Place Weapons, 1st Place Forms 

 

Keystone State Games York (July 28) - Team Lion's Pride had a great showing at this annual forum! All team members in their respective divisions placed in what was one of the most competitive tournaments to date. Stand out Diana Hamlin earned three gold medals in weapons, forms and fighting. Results were as follows:

Celeste Gross – Bronze in Fighting 

Dominique Gross – Silver in Fighting 

Robert Halbach - Silver in Forms and Fighting, Bronze in Weapons

Diana Hamlin - Gold in Fighting, Forms and Weapons

Aaron Kuntz – Bronze in Fighting 

Anne O'Connell – Silver in Fighting 

Nicholas Sather - Bronze in Fighting

Brandon Vergara - Gold in Fighting, Silver in Forms, Bronze in Weapons

Deanna Vergara - Silver in Fighting, Bronze in Weapons

Jessica Vergara – Gold in Weapons, Silver in Forms and Fighting

 

 

Breadth of Nature Karate Tournament HARRISBURG (September 1) - Team Lion's Pride once again proved hard work pays off! Noteworthy was team member Deanna Vergara earning First Place in the three events of weapons, forms and fighting. Results were as follows:

Eric Bossert – 4th Fighting

Celeste Gross – 1st Forms, 3rd Fighting 

Dominique Gross – 3rd Weapons, 3rd Fighting

Robert Halbach - 1st Forms, 1st Weapons, 2nd Fighting

Diana Hamlin - 1st Forms, 1st Weapons, 2nd Fighting

Aaron Kuntz – 1st Fighting, 3rd Weapons, 4th Forms

Anne O'Connell – 1st Forms, 2nd Weapons, 3rd Fighting

Nicholas Sather - 1st Weapons, 2nd Forms, 2nd Fighting

Cole Van Nostrand - 1st Forms, 2nd Weapons, 3rd Fighting

Dylan Van Nostrand – 2nd Fighting, 3rd Weapons

Deanna Vergara - 1st Forms, 1st Weapons, 1st Fighting

Jessica Vergara – 1st Weapons, 1st Fighting, 2nd Forms

 

 

 

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2006 Spring Season Tournament Results

MAY 2006

Arts of War Challenge York, PA (May 20) - Congratulations to Team Lions' Pride for another successful showing. Results are as follows:

Team Lion's Pride - 1st Place Team Demo

 

LJ Aurelio - 1st Place Forms, 1st Place Weapons, 3rd Place Point Fighting  

Kaitlyn Bailey - 1st Place Fighting, 3rd Place Weapons

Nathan Bailey - 1st Place Forms, 1st Place Point Fighting, 2nd Place Weapons  

Eric Bossert – 2nd Place Fighting, 3rd Place Forms

Sean Foer – 4th Place Weapons

Kevin Gebert - 2nd Place Fighting, 3rd Place Forms

Diana Hamlin - 1st Place Forms, 1st Place Fighting

Clay Hazam - 3rd Place Forms

Jesse Hazam - 3rd Place Fighting

Aaron Kuntz – 2nd Place Fighting, 2nd Place Forms

Sarah Markel – 2nd Place Forms, 3rd Place Fighting

Nicholas Sather - 1st Place Fighting, 3rd Place Forms

Brandon Vergara - 1st Place Weapons, 2nd Place Fighting

Deanna Vergara - 1st Place Forms, 2nd Place Fighting,  2nd Place Weapons

Jessica Vergara – 2nd Place Forms, 3rd Place Fighting  

 

APRIL 2006

Maryland State Karate Championships CUMBERLAND, MD (April 9) - Congratulations to Team Lions' Pride for their superb showing. Results are as follows: 

LJ Aurelio - 1st Place Forms, 1st Place Weapons, 1st Place Point Fighting, Grand Champion in Forms and Weapons 
Kevin Gebert - 3rd Place Forms, 4th Place Weapons, 5th Place Point Fighting
Brandon Vergara - 1st Place Weapons, 1st Place Point Fighting, 3rd Place Forms
Deanna Vergara - 1st Place Point Fighting, 3rd Place Forms, 5th Place Weapons
Jessica Vergara - 2nd Place Point Fighting, 2nd Place Weapons, 5th Place Forms  

 

MARCH 2006

Karate World Open HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 26) - Congratulations to Team Lions' Pride for their superb showing. Results are as follows: 

LJ Aurelio - 1st Place Forms, 1st Place Weapons, 1st Place Point Fighting, Grand Champion in Forms and Weapons 
Kaitlyn Bailey - 1st Place Self Defense, 4th Place Forms, 5th Place Weapons
Nathan Bailey - 1st Place Forms, 1st Place Weapons, 1st Place Point Fighting, Grand Champion in Forms and Weapons 
Kevin Gebert - 1st Place Point Fighting, 1st Place Continuous Fighting, 3rd Place Forms, 3rd Place Weapons
Diana Hamlin - 1st Place Forms, 1st Place Weapons, 1st Place Point Fighting, 1st Place Self Defense, 2nd Place Continuous Fighting, Grand Champion in  Weapons
Clay Hazam -  1st Place Point Fighting, 1st Place Continuous Fighting, 2nd Place Weapons
Jesse Hazam - 2nd Place Weapons, 3rd Place Forms, 4th Place Continuous Fighting
Aaron Kuntz - 1st Place Point Fighting, 2nd Place Forms, 2nd Place Weapons, 2nd Place Continuous Fighting
Brandon Vergara - 1st Place Forms, 1st Place Weapons, 1st Place Point Fighting, 1st Place Continuous Fighting, 1st Place Self Defense, 3rd Place Forms
Deanna Vergara - 1st Place Point Fighting, 1st Place Self Defense, 2nd Place Forms, 2nd Place Weapons, 3rd Place Continuous Fighting
Jessica Vergara - 1st Place Self Defense, 2nd Place Weapons, 2nd Place Point Fighting, 2nd Place Continuous Fighting , 3rd Place Forms  

 

2006 Off-Season Tournament Results

JULY 2006

Keystone State Games YORK (July 29) - Congratulations Deanna Vergara for taking 1st Place in Weapons and Forms at this year's Keystone State Games. Great Job, Deanna!

 

Battle of Harrisburg  HARRISBURG (July 1) - Congratulations to Team Lion's Pride and WSAMA student competitors for another successful showing at the Battle of Harrisburg. Noteworthy:  Brandon Vergara won the Grand Championships in Weapons, and Deanna Vergara achieved a Grand Slam of winning 1st Place in the three events of Fighting, Forms & Weapons. Results of the tournament are listed below.

Competition Team Members

Aaron Kuntz – 3rd Place Weapons

Nicholas Sather - 2nd Place Fighting, 4th Place Weapons

Brandon Vergara - 1st  Place Weapons, 1st Place Forms, 2nd Place Fighting, Grand Championship Weapons & Open Hand  

Deanna Vergara - 1st Place Fighting, 1st Place Forms, 1st Place Weapons

Jessica Vergara – 1st Place Fighting, 2nd Place Forms, 3rd Place Weapons  

WSAMA Student Competitors

Brian Kirkpatrick - 1st Place Fighting, 2nd Place Weapons 

David Kirkpatrick - 1st Place Fighting, 1st Place Forms 

Steve Pataky - 1st Place Fighting, 2nd Place Weapons, 2nd Place Forms   

 

JUNE 2006

Youth Capitol City Karate Classic HARRISBURG (June 3) - Congratulations LJ Aurelio for taking 1st Place in three events: Weapons, Forms and Fighting. LJ also won two (2) Grand Championships in Weapons and Forms!

 

FEBRUARY 2006

USA Team Challenge CHAMBERSBURG (February 5) - Congratulations to LJ Aurelio who competed at, and took first place in Weapons, Forms, and Fighting events, a Grand Slam

Mifflin County Classics LEWISTOWN (February 25) - Congratulations to LJ Aurelio who competed at, and took first place in Weapons and Forms, and third place in Fighting! 

 

 * Click here to see 2005 Tournament results.*

 

2006 Spring Season Class Notes

Jun 20 - Due to lack of interest/participation from most team members, Team Lion's Pride's participation in the WKUHOF Karate Tournament has been canceled. Our  last class of the Spring Season focused solely on weapons training. New skills were added where needed. Focus was made in the power and timing dimensions of weapons training.  On a finishing note, I would like to thank Team parents for your support this season.  Again, congratulations to all Team members for your success in competition! - Master Vergara

Jun 13 - It's two weeks before our last tournament of the Spring 2006 Competition Team season, the WKUHOF Karate Tournament.  A continuation from last practice, we worked on Point Fighting with 3-point rules for most of the class and presented weapons before ending practice. One more practice to go!

Jun 6 -We practiced and presented our weapons and empty-hand forms in preparation of the upcoming tournament. We ended class early as it was LJ's last practice with us. The Team took him out to Nikoli's Pizza to celebrate and recognize his awards and achievements as he was presented the inaugural "Lionheart Competitor Award"  for his spirit of competition and inspiration to other team members. We'll miss you LJ. Good luck in your continued martial arts goals! 

May 30 - "Back to basics" class.

May 23 - Off a high of a very successful tournament showing, we get back to basics in preparation of our next tournament, the World Karate Union Hall of Fame Karate Tournament in Tannersville, PA on Sunday June 25th.  This tournament offers the "big three" events (weapons, forms and fighting). As always, we trained in basics (stance, power, technique, focused concentration, etc.) before presenting weapons and forms. We ended with two rounds of point fighting (3 point rules).  

May 16 - Last practice before the Arts of War Challenge Tournament. We had all team members present and were able to practice for the Team demo event in whole. Looks GOOD! We presented our forms and weapons as well.  Good luck to all this Saturday!

May 9 - Based on the outline of the Team Demo routine practiced last week, we modified the program to include those who were unable to practice on May 2nd, and had substitutes practice in place of those who could not make tonight's. Since we have one more practice until the Arts of War Challenge Tournament, next practice on May 16th is mandatory in order to practice the Team Demo event with ALL members! We also presented and performed weapons and empty-hand forms. It is highly recommended members participate in this Friday's sparring classes since we will have limited, if any, time to practice point fighting next Competition Team practice.

May 2 - As the Arts of War Challenge approaches in less than three weeks, we continued to finalize the choreography of the Demo Team Event. We have the basic outline and next week we will fine tune the performance. With the completion of this routine, we will go back to our preparation of the weapons, forms and point fighting events as well as the much anticipated demo team event!

Apr 25 - With almost the whole team making practice today, we spent most of the time choreographing the opening routine for the demo team event. Because not all members confirmed their participation in the upcoming Arts of War Challenge next month, we covered the basics so everyone had a good idea of what to expect in our performance. Since the pre-registration will come before the next practice (May 2), we will have a better plan by next class of student placement during the lineup.  Hopefully, next week we can conclude the routine and get back to also touching base on the other events (weapons, forms and point fighting).

Apr 18 - As we get ready for the Arts of War Challenge next month, we worked on basics, presented our weapons and open hand forms, and used the rest of class to work on skills to be used for the Demo Team Event.  A note regarding the upcoming tournament: Point Fighting will be three-point matches with light head contact to side and top of headgear. Coaches will need confirmation of who will be participating by next Competition Team practice (4/25/06) and collect registration forms and fees in order to take advantage of pre-registration discounts. 

Apr 11 - Two tournaments down, two to go. We now prepare for the Arts of War Challenge in York, PA on May 20th. We had team members separated in groups by weapons of choice to exchange ideas of techniques and skills used in each others' creative weapons forms. We spent the rest of the class putting routines together for the DEMO TEAM EVENT at the Arts of War Challenge (i.e. Sajung, kicking and weapons combo, fighting techniques, and fall routines).    

Apr 4 - The Lion's Pride welcomes Eric Bossert and Nicholas Sather as the newest members of the Competition Team. Class went right to work with weapons; first we worked on basics and stances, then freestyle.  We finished weapons practice with presentations.  We discussed the sparring rules for the Maryland State Karate Championships this Sunday April 9th, including rules allowing specific types of head contact. We did specific sparring drills to address this situation followed by 5-point sparring matches. The upcoming tournament starts at 10am with Black Belt Weapons, and 11am for all age groups. The tournament is scheduled to be done by 3pm. Please note: You must be at your ring at the time your division starts. Otherwise you will be omitted from that ring.     

Mar 28 - We recapped the Team's performance at the Karate World Open. Details were provided for the upcoming tournament, the Maryland State Karate Championships on April 9th which will only hold three events: Weapons, Forms and Point Fighting. We practiced our basics. The saying "The mind leads the body" - Koichi Tohei, 10th Dan Aikidoka, was the basis for practice where we asked students to visualize their techniques and intentions so as to make what we visualize be reality. Self- and constructive-criticism exercises finished the class to improve body, mind and spirit demonstrated via empty hand forms. 

Mar 21 - Group pictures were taken. Next week we'll take individual pix. We discussed details of the upcoming tournament this Sunday (Karate World Open Championships) including directions, time and rules of each of the events. We focused on basic front and side stance, and front and side kicks drills. Members presented their empty-hand & weapon forms, and did 5-point and continuous fighting (remember, no more than 3 consecutive punches). Because of time, those participating in the Board Breaking and Self Defense will have a chance to practice for these events during regular classes the remainder of the week. (*see below for Karate World Open results)    

Mar 14 - The Lion's Pride welcomes Kevin Gebert as the newest member of the Competition Team. The issue of team uniforms was discussed and we hope to be straightened out for group pictures by next practice on March 21st. A supplemental practice schedule is being considered for alternating weekends to be run by Sabumnim Shawn Lerew. As we did last practice, we focused basics to improve performance of empty-hand and weapons forms, and continued familiarity with the 5-point and Continuous Sparring format. Karate World Open Championships (March 26th) is 12 days away!

Mar 7 - First Spring practice. The Lion's Pride welcomes Jessica Vergara as the newest member of the Competition Team. Practice focused on strong basics as the foundation of better performance. 5-point and Continuous Sparring was introduced in preparation for the Karate World Open Championships March 26th.

 

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